Fishing Information

Just you and the fish.

People choose Canoe Canada for our top-level service and direct access to some of the most incredible wilderness in North America. But they come back again and again for the legendary fishing adventures.

The secluded lakes of Quetico and White Otter Wilderness areas are often only fished a few times a year. Whether you’re looking for smallmouth, walleye, pike or trout, you’ll find your fight in these crystal-clear waters. Our guests have reported 10-pound walleye, 16-pound trout, 23-pound pike and 5-pound smallmouth bass. And because all our lakes are catch, photograph and release, a lot of these fish are still out there for the taking.

If you need help finding these monsters, there’s no shame in asking. Our staff offers more than a century of combined experience fishing these waters. We can guide you to all the best spots or just provide you with all the maps you need.

Outpost Fishing

Canoe Fishing

Moon Phases

Monthly peaks in both the full and new moon are a factor worth considering for your fishing adventure. When fish of all sizes are feeding infrequently due to a prolonged streak of bad local weather conditions, that small window of three to four days right after the actual moon peaks, full or new, may be the only time that the largest fish of any species are truly catchable. Fishing during the daily rise or set of the sun and moon during these key monthly moon phases is paramount.

Fishing Licenses

Obtaining a license is a two-step process:

  1. First, you’ll need to buy or renew an Outdoor Card.
  2. Then, apply for your license.

Because we promote CPR (Catch, Photograph, Release) fishing, we recommend guests get the Conservation Fishing License, which allows you to catch all the fish you want and keep a few to eat.

Ontario Fishing Regulations

The staff and management of Canoe Canada Outfitters would like all of their guests to be aware of the changes in Fishing License purchases for 2019. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNR0 has indicated that all Ontario Licenses must now be purchased online. Therefore, to save time at our CCO base, please purchase your license prior to your arrival in Atikokan. We appreciate your assistance and understanding.